Heroic bust

(c)  Marc Ben Fatma 2004. Unaltered under a Flickr Creative Commons license License language

Victor Hugo in Vianden, photo (c) Marc Ben Fatma 2004. Unaltered under a Flickr Creative Commons license
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The celebration of my eighth decade,
The trauma of so much history lived
Have bent my back, rendered me unable
To lift my head to see what still may pass.

All words have escaped me, frozen in time,
To be repeated by those who need them
When oppressed by life and other terrors.
I was glad to have so many to give.

© Beth Henary Watson 2015